About Islamabad


Let's have a look around into background of Islamabad
  • Territory: Islamabad Capital Territory
  • Country: Pakistan
  • Latitude: 33.738045
  • Longitude: 73.084488
  • Time zone: Pakistan Standard Time Zone
  • Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT +5 hours

Weather in Islamabad

  • Climate: Humid Sub-Tropical Climate
  • Best Time to Visit: November to Mid April

Location

Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan. Islamabad has a total population of 1,014,825 (2011 Census). Islamabad is also considered to be the earliest site of human intervention in Asia.

Distance from Islamabad center to Airport

Benazir Bhutto International Airport is the main airport which serves the domestic and the international passengers.

Driving Distance: 11 miles /18 km

Driving Time: 17 Minutes

Languages: Dialect Punjabi followed by Punjabi

Modes of transport

  • Airport: Benazir Bhutto International Airport
  • Rail: Pakistan Railways
  • Road: Rapid Transit

Customs and Tipping

For Restaurants and Bars:

  • Waitress and Bartender – 10% of the Bill.

For Hotels:

  • Room Service: 30 - 40 Rs
  • Housekeeper: 30 - 40 Rs
  • Concierge: 50 Rs

Valet Parking:

  • Parking or Returning Car: 30 - 40 Rs

Nearby Tourist Cities

  • Haripur,
  • Rawalpindi,
  • Topi

Emergency Contact Numbers in Islamabad city

  • Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 15
  • Rail: 117 (Pakistan Railways)
  • Airport: +92 51 9280300 (Benazir Bhutto International Airport)
  • Hospital: +92 335 5828620 (Islamabad Medical Complex)

Events

Let’s step into extensive list of To Dos in Islamabad.

  • Lok Virsa Open Mic
  • Documentry Film Night
  • Asia Peace Film Festival

Tourist Attractions

  • Pakistan Monument
  • Lake View Park
  • Lok Virsa Museum

Theatre & Concerts

  • Pakistan National Council of Arts
  • Open Air Theatre
  • Theatre of Pakistan

Visit Top Restaurants in Islamabad

  • The Monal Restaurant
  • Chaaye Khana
  • Kabul Restaurant

Top Shopping Centers in Islamabad

  • Centaurus Mall
  • Giga Mall
  • Emporium Islamabad

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

  • Pakistan Army Museum
  • Gallery 6
  • Ankara Park

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

  • Cheesecake – Burning Brownie
  • Beef Brisket – Street 1 Cafe
  • Kebabs – Savour Foods

Sports Club

  • Islamabad United - Cricket
  • Islamabad FA - Football

Shelling Out Dollars

  • Imported beer: 616 Rs
  • Taxi: 100 Rs (base price)
  • 3 BHK (Downtown): 36,785 Rs
  • Cheap meal: 235 Rs
  • Gasoline: 71.45 Rs / litre
  • 3 course meal: 1200 Rs
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